Civil Litigation

Students act as practicing lawyers representing actual clients, working on cases covering family law, landlord-tenant disputes, and public benefits.

They plan and conduct every phase of civil litigation, including:

  • Initial client interviews
  • Legal strategy
  • Counseling clients
  • Pretrial discovery and motion hearings
  • Settlement negotiations
  • Pleadings
  • Courtroom advocacy, including trials and administrative hearings
  • Drafting and arguing appeals

Clinical faculty guide students, attending hearings and trials and giving feedback at every stage.

  

Legal Services LAB

Part of our innovative Legal Services LAB, a fully functioning law firm within our Center for Experiential Learning.